Wednesday Dec 28 2011
Spirits 94 Blue College Showcase Champions
Folsom girls lead team to victory
The under-18 girls’ San Juan SC Spirits 94 Blue went undefeated and won the Davis Winter College Showcase in front of dozens of college coaches on December 10-11. Led offensively with three goals by Folsom resident and Folsom High School standout Krista Ozimy and defensively by Folsom residents and Vista del Lago High School stars Becca Chaffee and Dani Bragg, the team scored six goals and conceded only two over the course of the three-game showcase. Saturday’s game against FC Elk Grove was a hard-fought and bruising affair with Ozimy scoring late in the game on a diving header to secure a 1-1 tie and keep the team’s title hopes alive. Next up was Ajax of Modesto, the No. 5 ranked team in Northern CA. Once again Ozimy rose to the occasion and scored and in this game it was two goals, the second from a pass by fellow Folsom resident Lia Sbisa (St. Francis). San Juan added an additional late goal to win 3-0. The last game against the host team, Davis SC, saw San Juan take an early lead, but Davis soon countered with a goal of their own and the game looked like it would end tied. However, Folsom resident and Vista del Lago star Taylor Landuk won a corner kick for San Juan and the ensuing kick was headed into the Davis goal making the final score 2-1 for San Juan and securing the Showcase championship for the San Juan Spirits 94 Blue.